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Old 02-17-2008, 03:59 PM   #1
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Google Earth


I've been trying to install this (Debian Lenny, AMD64) but it can't find libxml2.so.2 and libSM.so.6 Both exist but I can't find a reference to them in the script, so they must be in the tarball enclosed. Does anybody know where it might be looking for them, or a way to separate the tar from the rest of the script and look in there? It's my guess that it's set for Red Hat layout.

BTW, an aside here, there's no Java plugin for AMD64 but it works without with Konqueror - up to a point but not well enough. Any cures?
 
Old 02-17-2008, 08:27 PM   #2
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How are you trying to install google-earth?
What is the exact error message?

Java for AMD64
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Install..._java_on_amd64
... now tho core JAVA is GPL, we should see some accelerated development for 64-bit platforms. The cure is: wait for the ports - or contribute to projects.
 
Old 02-19-2008, 10:52 AM   #3
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Can't remember the exact error message offhand but it says that it can't find those two libraries. The installation is a shell script runnable from command or from KDE. I've looked into the script but there are no named libraries or paths in there and it expands an enclosed tarball. So all the detail must be in the tarball. So I can't find where it might be looking for these libraries.
 
Old 02-19-2008, 11:06 AM   #4
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http://packages.debian.org/search?ke...ll&section=all
 
Old 02-20-2008, 12:55 AM   #5
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Emerson is suggesting that you create a debian package for google-earth and install that. This is actually the best approach as it means the debian tools will know it's there.

When reporting errors, the exact message is vital - presumably you can reproduce the fault? Need to know the package name as well, and where you got it. But there's no need as you can follow Emerson's link instead.
 
Old 02-26-2008, 07:26 PM   #6
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Emerson is suggesting that you create a debian package for google-earth and install that. This is actually the best approach as it means the debian tools will know it's there.

When reporting errors, the exact message is vital - presumably you can reproduce the fault? Need to know the package name as well, and where you got it. But there's no need as you can follow Emerson's link instead.
OK this is the exact return I get.


Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 4.2.205.5730..............................................................
setup.data/bin/Linux/amd64/setup.gtk2: error while loading shared libraries: libxml2.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
setup.data/bin/Linux/amd64/setup.gtk: error while loading shared libraries: libSM.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
The setup program seems to have failed on amd64

Fatal error, installer failed to run at all!
Press Return to close this window...


I just summarised it to avoid the effort. An yes, these libraries are with all the others. so I go back to asking like I did before, is there some other library apart from /usr/lib that it might be looking for them in?
 
Old 03-09-2009, 06:17 PM   #7
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I have the same problem with this. I'm running Lenny on "amd64" architecture (core 2 duo).

When I try to use the googleearth-package I run make-googleearth-package and get what looks like decent output at first, then a whole lot of
Code:
dpkg-shlibdeps: warning: couldn't find library libIGGfx.so needed by ../usr/lib/googleearth/libIGSg.so (its RPATH is '').
Note: libraries are not searched in other binary packages that do not have any shlibs or symbols file.
To help dpkg-shlibdeps find private libraries, you might need to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH.
That library doesn't appear on my system, but (at least) one of the others (libgcc_s.so.1) definitely does.

So, I'm stuck whichever way I try to solve this. The package maker fails (as shown above), and GoogleEarthLinux.bin doesn't run correctly:

Code:
:~$ sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin 
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Google Earth for GNU/Linux 5.0.11337.1968..............................................................
setup.data/bin/Linux/amd64/setup.gtk2: error while loading shared libraries: libxml2.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
setup.data/bin/Linux/amd64/setup.gtk: error while loading shared libraries: libSM.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
The setup program seems to have failed on amd64

Fatal error, installer failed to run at all!
Have tried both commands as myself and as root. No joy. Did anyone come up with a solution for this?

Hello
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